The human brain slowly starts to deteriorate over time, and as we get older our memories start to dissipate into nothingness. Without photography and film, visual memories of places in time would disappear with us as we pass.

Luckily for us, rare short films like More Than One Thing, which gives us a glimpse into a black teenager's life in the 1960s, not only exist but are also being restored and preserved.

This wonderful article by the Washington University in St. Louis shows us yet again why making sure these memories don't die is so important.